A Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut
Shaun Whitehead, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced Wednesday by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for using counterfeit U.S. currency to purchase items at five Connecticut stores.
On April 10, 2013, a jury found Whitehead guilty of five counts of passing counterfeit obligations.
According to the evidence presented during the trial, in January and February 2011, Whitehead used counterfeit $100 bills to purchase iPads and Bose headsets from retail stores in Windsor, Waterford, Lisbon, South Windsor and Naugatuck.
Whitehead has been detained since March 9, 2011, when he was arrested in Massachusetts on a state larceny charge. He has been in federal custody since August 24, 2012.
This matter was investigated by the United States Secret Service, with the assistance of the police departments of Windsor, Waterford, South Windsor, Naugatuck and North Attleboro (Mass.), and the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Felice Duffy and Ray Miller.